Puranava 2014 – Bangalore

The Semi Finals and Finals of the Puranava 2014, Bengaluru – Inter District Indian Heritage Quiz Competition was held at St. Joseph Indian Institution Auditorium, Bangalore on 6th September ‘14. All 23 schools that qualified to the Semi Finals from the zonal rounds put in special efforts to prepare their children for the ‘Grand Day’.  Over 250 students participated were present at the venue cheering for their schools respectively.

The Program commenced with lighting of lamp, followed by chanting of the Mahamantra by one and all present.  All teachers/principal from the participating schools were felicitated before the commencement of the three Pre-Final rounds.

Thereafter, activities of the GOD India Trust (Bangalore chapter) were presented by Delhi Kumar, including a brief of the zonal rounds of Puranava. Sri U Ve R. Balaji, Principal, Sandeepani Patasala and Sri Ramanujamji comprised the jury for the Semi-Finals & Finals. Quiz Masters Vijay Subramaniam and Roopa Gurumurthy conducted the three pre-finals admirably. About 6 teams qualified for the Grand Finals of Puranava 2014, Bengaluru. Abhishek Narayan, the Quiz Master for finals provided valuable titbits to the audience making the event very well received.

This year featured a variety of entertaining rounds for both semi-finals & finals with slokas from Srimad Bhagavatham. There was excitement and enthusiasm all around as positions kept swinging at the end of each round. The entire auditorium was reverberating with cheers during the entire course of the event.

Poorna Pragnya High school, Malleswaram emerged winners while Sri Pawan English School, Malleswaram emerged the runners up followed by Cluny convent, Rajaji Nagar. Participating students from both the Semi-finals and the Finals were presented with Certificates & gift vouchers.

Dr. Anil Rao Paila, Dean , Welingkar Institute of Management and Research & Mrs. Devaki Kumar, Principal , Chinmaya Vidyalaya, St. Johns Road, Ulsoor, were the Chief Guests for the event and delivered an inspiring talk to the children, where the quest to know & learn from our Puranas are facilitated by GOD India Trust in such a simple & defining manner. Sri Gurumurthy, who anchored the program, ended the event with the national anthem.

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